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Imposter bus driver pleads guilty

A 19-year-old D.C. man accused of stealing a Metrobus and crashing it into a tree has pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

William Jackson entered the plea Wednesday morning, but will not be sentenced until Nov. 8. He acknowledged in court documents that he entered a bus lot wearing a Metro uniform in July, drove the bus on public streets, and transported passengers before colliding with a tree and causing roughly $15,000 in damage to the vehicle.

Police say he continued driving for several blocks after crashing into the tree until Metro transit police stopped the vehicle after a 911 call about the accident. No injuries were reported.

Jackson did not work for Metro nor did he possess a valid commercial driver's license, according to the court documents.

--Associated Press

By Luke Rosiak  | September 1, 2010; 3:37 PM ET
Categories:  Metrobus  
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